Vocplus CC: Workshop Foreman


A leading African logistics Company based in Port Elizabeth requires a detail orientated individual to occupy the role of a Workshop Foreman. The successful incumbent will be required to ensure that the division benefits from the lowest possible equipment operating costs with the highest possible vehicle uptime. To ensure that all legal, SHEQ and maintenance policies are adhered to and maintained within the region and adhere to all environmental responsibilities and relevant legislative.

Duties & Responsibilities


Maintenance Procedures and Performance

  • Setting of maintenance budgets
  • Implementation of budget and cost control measures
  • Ensuring compliance to maintenance and SHEQ standards and procedures
  • Ensuring fleet is maintained to manufacturer’s specifications
  • Ensuring fleet and container appearance adheres to corporate standards
  • Liaising and negotiating with key suppliers on warrantee claims, servicing etc.
  • Undertaking of regular equipment audits
  • Ongoing evaluation of service and pricing of suppliers to ensure that the fleet is maintained to the correct level but at the most reasonable price
  • You are to adhere to all environmental responsibilities and relevant legislative requirements.


Fleet Replacement

  • Adherence to fleet replacement policy
  • Assisting the National team in the fleet specification for new fleet
  • Refurbishment of handling equipment


Tyre Control

  • Setting of tyre cost budgets
  • Implementation of budget and cost control measures
  • Setting of tyre standards, procedures and controls
  • Liaison with suppliers
  • Undertaking of regular equipment audits
  • Ensuring that scrapping of tyres is done in conjunction with a tyre manufacturer or retreader


Statistics Reporting

  • Preparing of Maintenance, Tyre, Equipment and Operating budgets as well as Coastal Regions’ Binshop budgets
  • Preparing of Monthly Cost and Performance Reports on Maintenance, Tyres and in Coastal regions’ Binshop
  • Preparing Monthly Reports


Binshop (Not applicable to Maintenance manager Gauteng)

  • Ensuring that all waste bins or tanks are in safe working order and are painted and branded as per the Company’s policy
  • Manage the repair and painting of containers in accordance with the SHEQ and Legal regulations
  • Assist in accurate Bin census’s on a regular basis and action repairs or disposals where required
  • Ensure that containers are procured, refurbished, replaced or disposed as per requirements and policies
  • Ensure that all off site repairs on Static Compactors are done in accordance with policies and all associated paper work is done and passed on to relevant departments


Management Functions

  • Attending and presenting at monthly Maintenance Meetings
  • Attending the Monthly Operations and Commercial Meetings and daily maintenance and operations meetings
  • Attending Shop Steward and SHEQ meetings as per Regional Requirements
  • Ensuring regular and accurate communication between operations and maintenance departments
  • Ensuring that all relevant paperwork is completed accurately and timeously
  • Managing staff according to group HR policy
  • Assisting the Commercial department in equipment specifications for tenders and large quotes such as those pertaining to Static Compactors.

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Matric
  • 5 years hands on fleet maintenance experience
  • Code 14 License
  • Qualified Diesel Mechanic
  • 3 years’ experience in managing a workshop
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong computer skills